The history of Wayne’s.

We tend to say that we are searching for the ultimate fika. It may sound grandiose. But we have been characterised by this search since we first opened the doors to our first coffee shop on Kungsgatan in Stockholm.

Serving coffee since 1994



    Most of our coffee shops are located in Sweden. But did you know that we have also opened coffee shops abroad? Today, you’ll find Wayne’s Coffee in Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.


    2,000 kg

    That’s how much we reduce our use of chemical pesticides every year – in Sweden alone. According to our (official Organic receipt), this leads to increased biodiversity and a reduced risk of pollution.



    Every day, you’ll be in the company of enough people to fill a small city where Wayne’s is everyone’s choice. Many choose us because they want to enjoy a Swedish fika. Others visit us to pick up their morning coffee, buy breakfast, study or enjoy a healthy lunch with their colleagues.

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What are the highlights in our history? Have a look at our most important moments over the years.

  • 1994

    Our first coffee shop opened on Kungsgatan 14 in central Stockholm. Not only was it the first one in the chain; it was the first coffee shop in Sweden to serve Caffe Latte!
  • 1997

    We invest in a franchise concept and take first step outside Stockholm. A new coffee shop was opened in Uppsala.
  • 1999

    We left Sweden for the first time. Our expansion crossed the border into Finland, where we opened yet another coffee shop.
  • 2005

    The Internet arrived with full force at Wayne’s. This year, we launched free Internet in all our coffee shops in Sweden.
  • 2008

    Finland is joined by Norway, which was yet another Nordic country in the Wayne’s family. Our coffee also became Rainforest Alliance certified.
  • 2010

    In 1994, we were the first to serve Caffe Latte in Sweden. We repeated this feat in Saudi Arabia when we launched our first coffee shop in the country.
  • 2015

    We were the first Swedish chain of coffee shops to be KRAV labelled. And we were the first to serve organic Barista milk.
  • 2017

    We were named “Franchise chain of the year 2017” at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. The reasons included our purposeful work on increased sustainability.
  • 2017

    This was the year when we launched the Supercino, combining the best of two worlds. Super-healthy plants and the delicious feeling of a cappuccino.